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    About MACA

    At the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), our vision is to support capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe , sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

    Our mission is to work with community governments and other partners in supporting community residents.

    The department also safeguards the health and well being of Northwest Territories (NWT) residents by:

    • Promoting sport and recreation;
    • Promoting the development of youth;
    • Ensuring compliance with safety standards;
    • Coordinating emergency services; and
    • Protecting consumer rights.

    Meet our Minister

    Robert C. McLeod was born in Aklavik, NT in 1960 and was raised in Inuvik’s west end.  He moved to Aklavik in 1982 where he lived for the next 22 years.  He currently lives in Inuvik.  He has previously served as an elected official as a Councilor in Aklavik from 1983 to 1985, and was also Mayor of Aklavik from 1987 to 1989.

    Read Robert C. McLeod’s full bio

    Featured Programs & Initiatives

    See our course schedule and register online.

    Healthy Choices for NWT residents.

    Find out how we ensure your water is clean to drink.

    List of NWT Communities